Do you think that the franchise industry will continue to grow as rapidly as it has in the past few years?
Actually, I think it’s in an acceleration mode. There are now an estimated 760,000 franchised units and there are no signs of slowing down. As corporate jobs become less stable (meaning continued downsizing), the entrepreneurial path becomes increasingly more attractive. Also, many more concepts are being franchised every year, and therefore, there’s more on the buffet table.